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Tech Essentials: Mega of Black Scale

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2013
In this age of technology, everyone’s phone has come to represent a bit of their personality. This is especially true on smartphones, and while some download popular games or distracting apps, others see the phone as a tool for endless producti...

HYPEBEAST Road Trips Portland: Work Essentials with Danner

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2013
In our inaugural episode of HYPEBEAST Road Trips Portland, we head up the Pacific Northwest and check into Portland, Oregon. Long known as the home of both footwear and sporting history, Portland’s own hometown product of Danner has been provid...

THROUGH THE LENS: Rocky Xu – Panoramic Photography

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2013
For our latest THROUGH THE LENS feature we caught up with Rocky Xu, footwear enthusiast and ardent photographer who shared with us some compelling photographs from his extensive travels. Working primarily as a footwear specialist has its perks, one b...

Kevin Durant on His Latest Signature and Basketball in China

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2013
Seat Pleasant’s prodigal son, Kevin Durant, recently returned to his hometown to unveil his latest signature shoe, the Nike KD VI. Returning to a low-cut model after going to a mid-cut for the KD V, Durant’s latest signature packs in seve...

Why Fashion Needs Print

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2013
The ‘death of print’ has been a statement resurrected and beaten to death repeatedly over the course of the last few years. We can all agree that media has fundamentally changed, but what many “old school” media entities failed to grasp was the conte...

HYPEBEAST Road Trips: Our Inaugural Series Takes Us to Portland

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2013
If you’ve been following our Instagram exploits, we recently spent a week taking in the sights and sounds of Portland, Oregon. In our inaugural HYPEBEAST Road Trip, we were able to enjoy a great deal of the majestic Northwest through design, ar...

Is the Internet Making Us All Dress the Same?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2013
Since ancient times, trade has organically positioned itself as a catalyst for trans-cultural diffusion. Its centralized marketplace is more than just an arena for the trading of goods and services; it also creates a forum for the inquisitive to shar...

Pen & Paper: CYRCLE.

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 18, 2013
Not afraid to use the gallery as an interactive vehicle, CYRCLE.’s exhibitions boasts new and intriguing ways to showcase their trajectory in the art world. While each show may differ to its last, a strong underlying motif of duality is present...

Octavio Garcia of Audemars Piguet on the Importance of Design

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2013
Octavio Garcia is something of a modern-day renaissance man. The current Chief Artistic Officer of Audemars Piguet, Garcia was born and raised in Chicago before moving to Switzerland. Garcia’s love for art started with drawing and graffiti and...

Letting the Dogs Out – A Look at the Return of Sandals in Fashion

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2013
For decades — centuries even — men have been strapping sandals to their feet, from Roman-style leather slip-ons and designer “mandals” to Birkenstocks and Tevas. You may have worn a pair yourself at some point; that is,...

Polls: Is the Perpetuation of High Fashion in Hip-Hop Played Out?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 12, 2013
High fashion brands for the most part have been reliable rhyming content for rappers to announce their riches. Marrying this with their endless budget for an extravagant getup, the two entities often intersect. While obvious luxury brands like Versac...

HYPEBEAST Eats… Fried Hake Fish Sandwich by David Malbequi of Prima

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 9, 2013
Seafood is a dividing topic amongst mealtime friends, a delicate subject that pungently permeates discussion and brings true preferences to light. Despite all this, it’s hard to deny a good beer-battered fish on a summer day, especial...

Polls: Do You Like the Rick Owens x adidas Collaboration?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 28, 2013
Call it an overblown Seinfeld reference, call it a space shoe, or call it the next great silhouette – but Rick Owens’ new collaborative endeavor with adidas is impossible to deny. From a design perspective, especially given Owens’ forward...

Polls: Do You Like Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Album?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 21, 2013
Following from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy — which Kanye West recently told The New York Times wasn’t his best effort — Mr. West deliverers his sixth solo album via Def Jam Recordings. Featuring legendary artists like Daft Pun...

Pen & Paper: Gage Hamilton

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 17, 2013
Looking through Gage Hamilton’s portfolio, you’ll find works that range from quirky to refined while always current in his street-inspired subjects. This can be said for many an illustrator and freelance artist of today, but what sets Ham...